Tag: The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State

Hong Kong protests ‘raining on China’s parade’: clash of ideologies gives the lie to 70th anniversary

     

China’s President Xi Jinping presided over the country’s National Day, marking 70 years of Communist Party rule. The military parade included 15,000 personnel, 160 aircraft, and hundreds of weapons—some new—in… Read more »

Sharp power central to China’s ‘superpower plans’

     

As the U.S. retreats, Beijing is talking more boldly about how it wants to change the global order and assert its own values and interests, according to Elizabeth Economy, the… Read more »

The real China model: ‘autocracy with democratic characteristics’?

     

There is a growing fear in the West that developing countries are finding the so-called “China model” more appealing than liberal democracy, notes Yuen Yuen Ang, Associate Professor of Political… Read more »

Autocracy with Chinese characteristics?

     

Most Western observers have long believed that democracy and capitalism go hand in hand, that economic liberalization both requires and propels political liberalization, notes Yuen Yuen Ang, Associate Professor of… Read more »

China ‘regressing on reform’: Beijing’s sharp power underscores need to promote liberalization

     

India and China are jostling for influence in Iran and Central Asia, Nikkei reports, as New Delhi’s 7,000km transport corridor cuts across Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative. Prime Minister Narendra… Read more »

New ‘battle of ideas’? China-US rivalry enters realms of ideology

     

  The US and other Western democracies “are getting increasingly uneasy about China’s political development and the nature of Chinese influence abroad. Ideology once again defines the terms of the US-China relationship,” analyst… Read more »